The dogs and I went for another nice walk (~ 30 min) on this first day of winter. It was a balmy -17 C but with our winter wear (for the dogs - booties and coats; for me - my new Peak XV Down Jacket from Eddie Bauer, gloves, boots etc.) it literally was a walk in the park (and on the sidewalks). I just got this jacket last week and it is the warmest jacket I have ever owned/worn. The only concern with this jacket is to not work up a sweat - pretty wild when it is full on winter in Northern Alberta!